To keep cucumbers fresh and crisp, I wrap them in a paper towel before putting them in the refrigerator. They keep so much longer this way. This cucumber has been in the refrigerator for 5 days.
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Persian and English cucumbers are my absolute favourite from the entire cuke line, but they aren't the cheapest. In order to keep them from going mushy, it's best to keep them as dry as possible. I find they are very happy in paper bags.
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Does anyone know how to keep cucumber slices really crisp like Sub-Way?
Wanda from IL
I use to work at Subway. Vegetables were kept in a walk-in cooler. Each morning before shift, we would use the slicer to prepare the fresh veggies, like cucumber slices.
Place sliced cukes in a bowl of very cold water and place them in the coldest part of the fridge. I do this all the time and they should last more than a week
I'd ziplock bag the whole cuke and keep in ice water until ready to slice off what you need, then return to ziplock bag, not place into water. Remember how limp they can become in pickling water? Good luck, and God bless. : )
What is the best way to refrigerate sliced cucumbers, in water or dry?
By Roger Quilty from Springfield, TN
I store my sliced cukes in heavy duty platic bag removing as much air as possible. They will stay fresh with fairly firm centers for about a week in the fridge this way.
If you place them in water they will have mushy centers in just a day or two and if placed in vinegar they will taste like vinegar and basically will be pickled with a mushy center. Okay for cooking in stews or baked meals but not for fresh, crunchy salads ;-)
How should I store cucumbers while waiting to get enough out of my garden to make pickles?
My husband stores them in brown paper bags in the crisper tray of the fridge. They last a good while like this. The same goes for Okra.